Our Program Goals and Metrics

  • Goal 1: The program will maintain a first-time level of PANCE (Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam) pass rates above the national average.
    • The five most recent graduating classes as provided by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) compared to the national average will be published once this information becomes available for the Class of 2021.
  • Goal 2: The program will maintain a 90% or better graduation rate for entering PA program students.
    • The five most recent class graduation rates will be published once this information becomes available for the Class of 2021.
  • Goal 3: The deceleration rates for PA program students will be 10% or less for academic reasons.
    • The five most recent class deceleration rates will be published once this information becomes available for the Class of 2021.
  • Goal 4: Among those actively seeking employment, the employment rate for graduates of the PA program will be 90% or greater at twelve months after graduation.
    • The five most recent class employment statistics will be published once this information becomes available for the Class of 2021.  The information will be gathered utilizing a graduate survey 12-months after the class of 2021 graduates.
  • Goal 5: Through its student society, foster service and leadership in the community and the profession.
    • On a yearly basis, the program will publish a list of student society activities that foster service and leadership in the community.  The first data will be published in the fall of 2020 for the class of 2021.

PANCE

The Presbyterian College Physician Assistant Program will publish first-time Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) rates for the five most recent graduating classes as provided by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). We will begin publishing this information once it becomes available.